Skip to comments.NRSC Will Not Support O'Donnell [Update: NRSC now says it will support O'Donnell]
Posted on 09/14/2010 7:35:04 PM PDT by LurkerEdited on 09/15/2010 9:49:12 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Full statement by John Cornyn, head of the NRSC:
“Let there be no mistake: The National Republican Senatorial Committee – and I personally as the committee's chairman – strongly stand by all of our Republican nominees, including Christine O'Donnell in Delaware.
“I reached out to Christine this morning, and as I have conveyed to all of our nominees, I offered her my personal congratulations and let her know that she has our support. This support includes a check for $42,000 – the maximum allowable donation that we have provided to all of our nominees – which the NRSC will send to her campaign today.
“We remain committed to holding Democrat nominee New Castle County Executive Chris Coons accountable this November, as we inform voters about his record of driving his county to the brink of bankruptcy and supporting his party's reckless spending policies in Washington.
“In the weeks ahead, we will decide where to best allocate additional financial resources among the large number of competitive races at stake this November. While it's not in Republicans' interest to advertise our spending strategy to our opponents, it's worth noting that just yesterday, the NRSC's first independent expenditure ad aired in support of Dr. Rand Paul's campaign in Kentucky, where we firmly believe that he will win in November.
“It remains to be seen whether national Democrats will provide a similar level of support for many of their nominees, including in key battleground states like Indiana, Ohio, Florida, Arkansas, Illinois, and New Hampshire, among others. The Democrats' indecision reflects the fact that Republicans are on offense in at least 12 Democrat-held states and we are leading in the polls in seven of those 12 states.
“Finally, on the matter of the New Hampshire Senate race, while the results remain outstanding, we continue to monitor the Republican primary race, and we stand ready to fully support whichever candidate is chosen as the nominee.”
Okay, their story is that you need a moderate repub to win in the northeast. If true, how did she win? It was the people of Delaware that voted, so uh.... wouldn’t they have voted for the RINO if that was true? BTW Anyone see Karl Rove on Hannity? He was spewing the RINO mantra.
In addition to replacing RINOs in office, we also have to replace them in the party power structure. Methodically, relentlessly, and without remorse.
A national boycott of the NRSC wouldn’t be a bad place to start.
Got a link?
I call BS if you don’t.
What is a ‘Brett Baer’? And why should I care what a ‘Brett Baer’ says?
Ping to your attention. You wanted to know where to cast your support. O’Donnell just defeated a horrible RINO, one of the Gang of Eight who voted for Cap and Tax and all sorts of other awful, awful legislation, who thought it was a noble act to “walk across the aisle” and consort with the enemy.
Just for your consideration. That’s all.
Actually, we should all send them a little bag of tea!
That were quick.
In my world there cannot be too many vulgar terms for the ruling class and their sycophants in the media.
I’m on the NRSC site right now, there is no mention at all of Castle, O’Donnell or the Delaware Primary.
You know he has been teasing us for eon's to name names as to who are the RINO's that have mucked it up what he thinks of them.
Tomorrow could be the day when El-Rushbo tells them off once and for all!
Exactly . It’s great to see the power psychics are out in full force . So know that we know the outcome why do anything . She beat the geezer , get used to it . Only she decides if she wins or loses . Back to your tarot cards chumps .
how about a pre packaged commercial bag of Home Depot manure?
After all he is full of it.
Exactly. The socialists didn't limit their subversion to one party.
You are not making sense - shouldn’t donate to O’Donnell and other conservative candidates they aren’t supporting so they will complain about not being supported to NRSC? That’s what they are already doing and they know it - why would not donating to the candidates that already know the NRSC is not supporting them send a message to NRSC? If anything it would only confirm their position.
In this case it is a strategic decision on where to use resources and they don’t think they have a shot at winning this and it would be a waste of money - otherwise, why would they strongly backing Rand Paul in KY, Joe Miller in AK, Sharron Angle in NV, Marco Rubio in FL, etc. after they won their primaries even though they weren’t the initial party-backed candidates? If polls were to come out showing O’Donnell stronger than they are now and that she is, in fact, able to win the seat, they might reconsider their position...but in the most recent polls she is down considerably against the Democrat.
In any event...we know the NRSC was never with her to begin with, but the Our Country Deserves Better PAC / TeaPartyExpress.org was who jumped in and pushed her over the top. Will they continue immediately the offensive to get her elected? They will need to get on the air immediately to define Christine O’Donnell in a positive light consistently through election day, and then define Coons as the out of touch liberal that he is before he and the Democrats have the chance to define him and negatively define O’Donnell. Or will they simply back off with a “yay! We won the primary!” and leave her high and dry going into the general? If they do - that would really be something to get angry about. They are winning primaries - now they better support all of these candidates they have gotten onto the general election ballot consistently and with everything they have going into the general election. Their reduced activity in Nevada after that primary (they’ve run a couple of ads...but not a sustained offensive from what I’ve seen reported) is a great cause for concern - we need Sharron Angle in the Senate for more than one reason - for both her, and the fact that having her in there means Harry Reid would no longer be there.
So, the NRSC is taking all of it's toys and going home in a snit?
Lets take it over. The Tsunami is still coming.
Probably worth throwing the race even if the GOP holds less than a majority, as it could still block legislation with 41 firm "NO" votes.
What is Rush going to say in the morning?
He aint gonna like it
My major problem withy the Republican party is that they don’t know how to act as winners. The Democrats act as winners even when they lose.....we win houses of congress, the presidency and then act like Democrats....we think we have to capitulate to the Dems to “keep them happy”.....I don’t want a moderate, that means he/she can’t make up their mind.....I want a staunch conservative who pulls no punches......ever
That’s fine, but I haven’t donated to any national Republican apparatus in longer than I can remember.
chances of winning
And where does this logic get us; wolves in sheeps clothing, known as RINOs.
If this was the peoples choice then the RNC and others should back the winner; they backed that first class loser McShame!
We are the republican party now. Establishment has to follow. Tea party candidates won in almost all the primaries and it is clear that, we make the party.
Momma Gump says Stupid is as Stupid does.
Hey Cornyn and Company, you are stupid stupid stupid Establishment loser stupid stupid fools.
I give them a piece of my mind and send it back on their dime.
The Rinos and Dems are detroying America. We are going down in flames so i’m voting for the people who will try to make a difference, not business as usual.
We are screwed anyway so screw the rinos first!
“we also have to replace them in the party power structure. Methodically, relentlessly, and without remorse”
Please channel this anger by contributing to Jim Demint’s Senate Conservatives PAC. Remember, he endorsed O’Donnell.
Tune in, if you can, to Anderson Cooper. Erik Erikson is really good and spot on tonite.
Ive never ran for office folks but maybe a PTA President and mom of 3 boys may just take on Cornyn. Im pissed.
Baby.......that’s been my motto for quite some time, now. NEVER another dime from me. My own mother worked her ass off for YEARS during the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s to forward the Republican party in this state (which was Democratic since the end of the Civil War).
I’m utterly disgusted.
I give to ‘individual’ campaigns that I research to be conservative. The RNC is dead to me until they shape up.
If that were true than you an blame the RNC for not supporting republican candidates.
If the democrats retain control, it's the RNC's fault.
Hey, where is our buddy Michael Steele on all this?
From the Washington Compost:
“The Delaware result is also a major blow to Republicans’ hopes of winning back the Senate majority this fall. To do so, the GOP needs a net gain of 10 seats, which, with Delaware now likely to favor Democrats, means that Republicans need to close to a clean sweep in states like California, Wisconsin and Washington.”
What’s different is it our choice, not those country club GOP’rs, who can shove up their ____ sideways and howl at the moon.
I am happy to continue losing until we get our choices.
Scuzzyfoza? That was BS and Steele can go to hell. I thought I didn’t like Clinton and got over it but to have your own guys throwing water in your face, stabbing you in the back and doing it all with a smile?
I wish JR would let me get away with some creative writing full of expletives.
Cornyn is crying like a little girl tonight.
Next year it is brokenback cornyn with his fake cowboy posturing.
is it possible for RNC to declare bankrupt? They are low on cash on hand, but have a huge debt. They rely totally on donates to pay the interest and principal of the debt. If theres a sharp decline in donations, they’re screwed
I guess it’s better to fight the battle and lose than to not fight at all. We are at war with liberalism, it doesn’t matter whether it’s Republican or Democrat liberalism. They are one and the same. If the Dems hold on to the senate it will make it that much easier for conservatives to win in 2012.
I agree completely, Fester. I just (try) not to type them on FR. :)
So what happened to the notion that there’s nothing more important than having Republicans in Congressional seats?
me too. It’s weird.
Doesn’t feel right.
“In this case it is a strategic decision on where to use resources”
Baloney,, that doesn’t explain announcing it as she gave her victory speech. The only strategic decision they made was to harm her all they could.
This is beyond ridiculous. The party shouldn’t pick favorites in the primary to start with, but once the electorate has spoken they have to get behind the nominee. This seems to be a growing trend for the GOP and could be the death of the party.
I am sure the NRSC will contact me for money soon and I will dutifully decline to give them anything as long as they hold this view.
Damn straight, old friend. Damn straight.
Well some good has come from this. The NRSC has dropped their masks and exposed themselves for all of us to see. We really should thank them for that. From this day forward they have no excuse.
The people of the Great State of Delaware have made their choice loud and clear. This one wasn't even close. Castle and his RINO enablers got their political butt-cheeks taped together by, O'Donnell, Governor Palin and the TEA Party.
And I'm sitting here in my living room laughing my a** off over it.
Save your money.They will never change and if for some reason they did I would never trust a thing they said or did.The gene is out of that bottle and cant be put back.
The NRSC is made up of the incumbent GOP Senators. Who makes up the caucus will make up the face of the NRSC. Therefore, it would appear to be critical to get folks like Sharron Angle, Joe Miller, etc. elected...although NRSC is actually supporting them after they won and not O’Donnell (assuming this report turns out to be accurate). I’ll bet they end up giving her a little bit of money as a token gesture.
All these years they told us to hold our noses and support their choices like Snowe and Specter. For the good of the party. Now its their turn. For the good of the party.
We need to look at the leadership of the NRSC and let them know that their days are numbered, They should be targeted and brutally taken down in the next election.
exactly that was mean, rude, and disrespectful. Just Wow!!!! I feel sorry for the NRSC’s staff tomorrow. Folks, you better call.
they’re all establishment type. Rich, spoiled, feeling of entitlement
“The Delaware result is also a major blow to Republicans hopes of winning back the Senate majority”
Oh, just wait until they see how many people from across the country are gonna get behind O’Donnell!!!!!
The Facebook pages of both the NRSC and the RNC are flooding with very angry comments. Here’s another one I just posted:
“HOW DARE YOU TURN AWAY FROM O’DONNELL!!!!!! NATIONAL REPUBLICAN PARTY LEADERSHIP, YOU ARE SPITTING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN THE FACE!!!!!! DON’T YOU GET IT???? WE, THE PEOPLE, ARE SICK OF YOU PRE-ANOINTING CANDIDATES, HAVING YOUR “FAVORITES” AND HAVING YOUR LITTLE COUNTRY CLUB! WELL, GUESS WHAT? THE COUNTRY CLUB IS CANCELED; YOU’RE LOSING THE BATTLE AND WE SHALL WIN! YOU REFUSE TO STAND FOR FREEDOM, YOU REFUSE TO STAND FOR OUR COUNTRY, WE HAVE HAD IT!!!!!!! GET OUT OF WASHINGTON, GET OUT OF THE LEADERSHIP OF OUR PARTY!!!!!!!
YOU’VE FAILED! GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!!!! WE ARE SICK OF YOU PEOPLE!!!!!!! WE ARE READY FOR REAL CHANGE!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE REALLY TICKED OFF A LOT OF PEOPLE TONIGHT!!!!! YOUR DONATIONS (WELL, WHATEVER YOU HAD LEFT) JUST FLUSHED DOWN THE TOILET!!!!!! YOUR BEHAVIOR IS DISGUSTING, DESPICABLE AND UN-AMERICAN!!!!!!!!!!”